For Animals

“St. Francis had the idea that animals are our brothers and sisters, and through them we see the goodness of God”


Animal Reiki

Reiki is a gentle, holistic, natural, energy healing system which touches on all levels: body, mind, and spirit.  Reiki enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of energy and bringing in divine energy. It works wherever the recipient needs it most, releasing blocked energies, cleansing the body of toxins and working to create a state of balance. It is believed to have begun in Tibet several thousand years ago and was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Tibetan monk in the mid 1800’s. Reiki is a Japanese word for ‘universal life energy’ (pronounced ray-key).

            Animals enjoy the soothing, healing energy of Reiki, just the same as people.  Animals respond naturally and intuitively to Reiki to help heal emotional and physical illnesses and injuries. It is also great for stress relief or during periods of transition such as introducing a pet into a new home or even at end-of-life times.

            Reiki is ideal for use with animals because it is gentle, safe and non-invasive and can be a great complement to traditional medicine through enhancing healing and reducing side effects. It helps our pets feel cared for through providing comfort, relief from pain, easing anxiety and promoting health and healing.

Sessions can be held at the studio, in pets’ home or during a real-time remote distance session. Sessions last 30-45 minutes, $45. Additional charges may apply for off-site sessions. Please contact me for more information.

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Monthly Pet Honoring Memorial Service

Pet Honoring Memorial Service

Pet Honoring Memorial Ceremonies provide a deeply special time to honor, love and celebrate the lives of our animal companions, our special relationship with them and all they gave us. They provide support, emotional healing and help with grieving a pet death.

I hold a free monthly Pet Honoring Memorial Service at Bright Star Studio.

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Private Pet Honoring Memorial Services

A consultation is done prior to get to know you and your pet and the love shared. During the memorial, a dedication is created to signify the specialness of your pet and your relationship. Time is given for both inner and outer reflection and prayer. A special intro and closing are also created.

The memorial ceremony is orchestrated with a deep connection to Spirit. Sacred items and ceremonial display complement and enhance the event.

Memorials can be indoors or outdoors, at a home, a park or just about any location desired. They can be for one or many -family, children and friends can be included. They can be for a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, horse or any family pet.

For those who are long distance yet, would like a private, personalized session, a guided Pet Honoring Memorial Service session can be held through phone communication to help you have your own special time to Honor your loving pet. This works because both Love and Spirit transcends space as well as time. Distance Sessions usually last about half an hour and include a pre-consultation (about half hour) and customized ceremony. In person $95, Private Distance Sessions (phone or skype) – $65

Honoring Memorial ceremonies are an expression of love and gives the gift of Honor and Appreciation back to our Pets. Honoring Ceremonies are designed to ease transition, elevate love and understanding and celebrate life.

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Group Pet Honoring Memorial Services

Want a Pet Honoring Memorial Service for your group or organization? Bright Star Studio is also available to come to your site, event or host at the studio.

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L. Leigh Love of Bright Star Studio officiated the Madeline Rose Celebration of life for Boxer Butts & Other Mutts. Read about it on Blue Ridge Now







also, for Brother Wolf’s Paws to Remember and Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas’ Schnauzerpalooza! It’s a great and meaningful event for your event or organization.

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Pet Loss Grief Healing Session



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“Within a few minutes I literally felt a weight being lifted from my heart.”


“There is nothing I can say that can convey what Leigh has done for the both of us; thank you doesn’t even come close…”


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